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Gang of robbers busted
2 members held for snatching 73,000 from a trader
Ludhiana, June 29
Facing criticism for the rise in the incidents of robbery and snatching here, the district police today heaved a sigh of relief with the arrest of two suspected robbers.
Policemen with the two suspected robbers arrested in Ludhiana
Policemen with the two suspected robbers arrested in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

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Reprieve for Shastri Hall 
Ludhiana, June 29
Responding to the sports fraternity's concern towards (mis)using the stadia for non sports activities, the district administration today changed the venue of the rehearsal for the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) which were scheduled to be held here at Shastri Badminton Hall of the Guru Nanak Sports Complex on June 29 and July 5.

  City girl makes it to IAF
Ludhiana, June 29
Keeping with the family tradition of serving in the armed forces, a city girl, Ravina Sandhu, granddaughter of a highly-decorated soldier, late Maj Jagir Singh Kokri, has been selected in the Indian Air Force as pilot. With her selection, Ravina has become the fourth generation recruit in the family of Mention-In-Despatches and Vir Chakra awardee Maj Kokri in the armed force. She claimed that she was the only girl candidate from the state to have been selected. She would leave Ludhiana for Hyderabad on July 3 where she would undergo training in flying. Born and brought up in Ludhiana, Ravina’s first love was flying. “I am feeling on top of the world.

Ravina Sandhu, who has been selected to the Indian Air Force, with her mother, Dr Pushpinder Sandhu, in Ludhiana. — Photo by IV
Ravina Sandhu, who has been selected to the Indian Air Force, with her mother

Murder victim yet to be identified
Ludhiana, June 29
The Salem Tabri police is yet to get any clue to the identity of the youth whose body was found packed in a plastic sack in the fields at Bhattian Bet village a couple of days ago.

Ruppainwali youth is crorepati
Ludhiana, June 29
Lakhwinder Singh, a 22-year-old B.Tech student from Faridkot, could not believe his luck when he came to know that he had won Rs 2 crore in the Playwin jackpot. It was on June 19 when Lakhwinder had punched the numbers for his Playwin ticket and won the jackpot.

Mr Lakhwinder Singh of Faridkot, who won the jackpot of Rs 2 crore, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Mr Lakhwinder Singh of Faridkot, who won the jackpot of Rs 2 crore, in Ludhiana

Subscriber slips over BSNL slip
Ludhiana, June 29
At the BSNL the left hand does not appear to know what the right does. This is apparent from the fact that while the bill for a landline phone is delivered on time, that for a cellphone on the same address the nigam could not locate the addressee. Moreover, a delay in depositing the bill led to the suspension of services.

Instant mobile connections for pilgrims
Ludhiana, June 29
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has made a unique offer of CellOne mobile phone connection to pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi, Amarnath Yatra and other visitors to Jammu and Kashmir on pilgrimage.

Photo by Sayeed Ahmed When the city got its directory of Yellow Pages, business houses made a beeline for getting an entry into the book to improve their business.

Soccer mania missing
Vigilance wale
Law and order
Haven for criminals


Two children seem to telling each other as they play with the utensils in Ludhiana
WHAT IF THE UTENSILS ARE EMPTY, WE CAN USE THESE AS TOYS : Two children seem to telling each other as they play with the utensils in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Decision reserved on move against MC chief
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 29
Acting under pressure, officials here today failed to declare that a majority of the councillors of the Mandi Ahmadgarh Municipal Council had voted for the no-confidence motion moved against the Congress-backed President of the council. Of the 15 councillors, 10 had voted for the motion and five against.

Study finds bank staff stressed
Ludhiana, June 29
“Stress is unavoidable in the present competitive environment,” says a study by students of the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE).

Beware! savouring watermelons
Ludhiana, June 29
Next time you buy muskmelon and watermelon, beware, for these nutrient-rich fruits might be carrying harmful artificial colours and saccharin. Sounds unbelievable, but it is true!

Pawan Kailey’s latest creation  a dress that can be worn in 22 styles Stitching his way into Limca Book
Ludhiana, June 29
Pawan Kumar Kailey has again entered the this year’s edition of the Limca Book of Records. He had earlier featured in the 2002 edition of the book. Pawan holds the unique ability to wear 35 jackets in 9,500 ways. Pawan (33) of Jalandhar had earlier designed and stitched a trouser with detachable parts that could be worn in different ways.

Pawan Kailey’s latest creation — a dress that can be worn in 22 styles. — A Tribune photograph

Labourer killed in mishap
Ludhiana, June 29
Ram Anuj, 30, a migrant from Bihar who was working at a factory here, was killed on the spot when a speeding truck hit him near his house on the Sua road in Gias Pura late last night.



Night power supply restored to industry
Ludhiana, June 29
After a lot of hue and cry, the PSEB has restored regular night power supply to the light engineering industry. The industry has heaved a sigh of relief as the production has started going up to the requisite level.

Seminar on public-private partnership
Ludhiana, June 29
The Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) will organise a seminar on the ‘Public-private partnership for infrastructure development’ tomorrow. Mr Pradeep Singh, president and chief executive officer IL&FS Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, New Delhi, will be the main speaker, while Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, will be the guest of honour.


PAU geneticist invited


Strong opposition to vet university
Ludhiana, June 29
There is considerable resentment in the Punjab Agricultural University campus over the reported move of the government to bifurcate the university and set up a separate Punjab Veterinary and animal husbandry University.

1,984 appear for PAU test
Ludhiana, June 29
Punjab Agricultural University conducted a Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to B.V.Sc. and A.H and B.Sc. (Agri) (Hons) programmes. Out of 2,166 applicants, 1,984 candidates appeared for the test for 42 seats in B.V. Sc and A.H. and 85 seats in B.Sc. Agri (Hons) programmes.

IMS students excel in BCA exam
Ludhiana, June 29
Students of the Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Guru Nanak Girls College Campus, Model Town, have once again exhibited their supremacy in attaining meritorious positions in the BCA (final semester) examination.


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